Elisha Wolf

Such a powerful and lightful sound, I never heard by a woman pianist. When she began playing Second Sonata by the known Russian Composer, the audience was in a status of adrenaline shock. This woman brought the Truth about Rachmaninoff in Brazil…
-Jornal do Brasil
Came on the stage a little baby, with short hands, a very cute braid hair, she started to play. Impossible to understand how such little girl could have such high level of musical spirit. We had impression to hear the Martha Argerich of Chopin Competition. Wonderful sonorities, fireful energy, sure one of the biggest promise of this century.
-Wiesbadener Kurier
Among the pianists who appeared recently on a concert stage, the name of pianist Elisha Wolf occupies a special place.
Elisha (alias Elina Sarkisian) was born in 1995 in Tver, Russia and showed a musical talent in a very early age. When she was 5 years old , Elisha began her professional musical training first at the Mussorgsky Music School in Tver, and then, shortly, continued at Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow, in the studio of the legendary Tatiana Zelikman. At the age of 16, as young artist she was invited to continue her studies at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv under the guidance of Prof. Arie Vardi. She completed her studies in “Incontri col Maestro” Piano Academy in Imola with Maestro Boris Petrushansky.
At the age of 9 she performed a series of concerts during her tour in Netherlands, Poland and Germany and ever since continues to hold a life of a concert pianist. Among the festivals that the artist collaborates with, are such distinguished as Rheingau Music Festival, Clavier Piano Cologne, Malta International Music Festival and others. She performed concerts in Moscow Conservatory, Gnessin Academy, St. Petersburg House of Music, in the Great hall of the Academy in Tel Aviv.
Among the competition achievements of the pianist First prizes at “Sidelnikov International Piano competition”, Maria Yudina International piano competition, Safonov International Piano competition among others.
In different years Elisha was awarded with scholarships of the Foundation of President of Russian Federation, Foundation of Ministry of Culture, Krainev Foundation for Gifted Children etc.
In 2018, at the age of 22, Elisha was invited by Minister of Culture of Brazil, Miguel Proença, to get a challenge consisting of learning in 5 months the Integral piano works by Sergej Rachmaninoff. She got it playing the whole repertoire in 5 recitals in the prestigious “Sala Cecilia Meireles” in Rio de Janeiro.
Elisha Wolf also masters her skills during master-classes of such well-known teachers as Dmitry Bashkirov, Lev Natochenny, Galina Eghiazarova, Pavel Gililov , Felix Gotlib, Denis Losev.